The Egyptian God cards are some of the most powerful monsters in Yugioh. In the Yugioh series, the cards are weaved into the central plot and have important ties to the history of Ancient Egypt. However, the Egypitian God Cards are not allow in tournament.
The three cards include Obelisk the Tormentor, Slifer the Sky Dragon, and the Winged Dragon of Ra. The story behind them is that they were created by Maximillion Pegasus. He modeled the three Egyptian God cards after the Ancient Egypt divine beats. When Pegasus started creating the cards, the entire staff of the project was attacked by the spirits of the Egyptian god monsters. This did not stop Pegasus, who continues on making the Egyptian God Cards.
After starting to get nightmares that the cards would attack him and waking up injured, he decided that the three Egyptian God cards were too powerful. Pegasus had Ishizu Ishtar bury them in the Pharaoh’s tomb.
The wielder of the Three Egyptian God cards is able to receive the name “Duel King”, but in the wrong hands the cards can cause injury or death.
Obelisk the Tormentor
This is the first of the Three God cards to be revealed in the anime. It has an 4,000 attack and defense points. Its effect allows the player to receive infinite attack points by sacrificing two players. In the movie, The Pyramid of Light, Yami sacrificed Ra and Slifer to give Obelisk infinite attack.
Slifer the Sky Dragon
This was the second of the Three God cards to be revealed in the anime. Slifer’s attack and defense points are 1,000 times the number of cards held in the payer’s hand. If an opponent summons a monster on the opposing side of the tournament field, Slifer takes away 2000 attack and defense points.
The Winged Dragon of Ra
The Winged Dragon of Ra is the third and final Egyptian God card revealed in the anime. The Winged Dragon of Ra has as many attack points as the monsters that was sacraficed to summon it. It can also gain attack points through giving up life points until the player has 1 left. Another effect is that the player can pay 1,000 life points to destroy a monster on their opponent’s side.